AwF Chair M.C. Nandeesha visited Chennai, India recently on the occasion of the 22nd foundation day of The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and took the opportunity to meet with AwF Patron Prof. Swaminathan, who was only too pleased to catch up on our recent activities to assist the rural poor.

The MSSRF marked the day by releasing a report on its activities, something it has done for the 21 previous years.

Dignitaries in attendance included the Central Minister and the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), who announced that 30% of the core funding of the organization was to be provided by DST.

In a recent personal message to our Founder & Patron, Michael New, OBE, Professor M.S. Swaminathan, FRS wrote, “It has been an act of vision on your part to have started Aquaculture without Frontiers. We are indebted to you for this important initiative. With warm personal regards”.